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Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:45 AM CDT
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By Liz Lane

6 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Cute puppies and furry cats make great additions to the family, and they can even...View gallery

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Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 05:47 PM CDT

Nearly All NFL Players in Brain Study Had CTE

Nearly All NFL Players in Brain Study Had CTE

A startling new study by Boston University researchers found that after an examination of 111 deceased former NFL players, 99 percent of them had a progressive degenerative brain disease. The study, which...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 09:46 AM CDT

Medicaid is a Matter of Life or Death for a 2-Year-Old in Pennsylvania

Medicaid is a Matter of Life or Death for a 2-Year-Old in Pennsylvania

The health care debate played out inside the home of a Pennsylvania family with a child suffering from a a rare neuromuscular disorder as Senate Republicans continued to weigh which version of their bill will be...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 08:23 AM CDT

New Dallas Clinic Opens to Help Combat Opioid Crisis

New Dallas Clinic Opens to Help Combat Opioid Crisis

As the opioid epidemic continues to grow across Texas and the nation, a new clinic is opening in Dallas to help addicts.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 03:58 AM CDT

Emergency Room Wait Times Getting Longer in North Texas

Emergency Room Wait Times Getting Longer in North Texas

The average wait time to see a medical professional inside a hospital emergency department in Texas is now 26 minutes.

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 06:08 PM CDT

Heat Stroke Can Cause Serious Health Problems

Heat Stroke Can Cause Serious Health Problems

It doesn't take long for heat stroke to cause serious harm to the body. When the temperature reaches 104 degrees you begin to experience dangerous symptoms.

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 06:01 PM CDT

Cardiac Amyloidosis Can Become Deadly

Cardiac Amyloidosis Can Become Deadly

Cardiac amyloidosis, also called stiff heart, occurs when abnormal proteins build up and settle in body tissues. If these amyloid proteins travel to the heart, it can be deadly, and sometimes the only option for...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 09:55 AM CDT

Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart

Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart

Twin baby girls Paisleigh and Paislyn Martinez were born conjoined at the chest, with their hearts fused together. Doctors from University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital used groundbreaking technology...

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 06:06 PM CDT

Burr-Hamilton? Angry Lawmaker Singles Out 'Female Senators'

Burr-Hamilton? Angry Lawmaker Singles Out 'Female Senators'

Passions are running high on Capitol Hill — but pistols at 10 paces over health care? GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas is angry with some fellow Republicans in the Senate who are balking at parts of...

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 09:34 PM CDT

Girl's HIV Infection Seems Under Control Without AIDS Drugs

Girl's HIV Infection Seems Under Control Without AIDS Drugs

A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long...

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